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    "at all" in a positive sentence

    The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day long.

    What does "at all" mean in a positive sentence?
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    Re: "at all" in a positive sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    The only reason I agreed to do this at all is because I figure later on when I'm rich and famous, I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day long.

    What does "at all" mean in a positive sentence?
    It's an intensifier. It means something like [the ungrammatical] "the absolutely only reason"
    Also see:
    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/bl...icle&ba_id=248

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